Brand narratives, B2B campaigns, CEO messages, brand/testimonial videos, sustainability reports, stakeholder presentations – the common threads are strategic thinking and creative collaboration.
Financial services, technology, higher education, research, healthcare, loyalty marketing, luxury goods, travel/hospitality, transportation, mining, engineering, architecture, real estate, law, media/entertainment, executive search, innovation strategy – and artisanal distilling.
I’ve been a solo consultant since 2008. Prior to that I worked with clients such as Butterfield & Robinson, Relais & Châteaux, Krups and the Curious Paper Collection during 16 years as a founding partner of Viva Dolan Communications and Design.
My various collaborations have been recognized with nearly 500 awards, including three Gold Quills from the IABC, two golds for annual report writing in the ARC International awards and a writing award from British Design & Art Direction. I’ve winced at my photo in Communication Arts and Applied Arts, among other magazines, and contributed work to more than 20 books on creative communications.
I started out in book publishing, was a freelance writer/editor in Canada and the UK, and did corporate writing for clients across the Americas. Way back, I earned an Honours BA at McGill and an MA at the University of Toronto.